In-forum training workshop on the use of economic modelling tools related to related to the areas of the work programme
Date: 30 April - 1 May 2018

Agenda and presentations:

Day 1 sessions

Opening session 11.00–11.20

Opening remarks by the Chairs of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)


Session I


Introduction and overview: modelling tools and their application on the assessment of the impacts of response measures

Moderated by Andrei Marcu and Natalie Kushko



This session will provide an overview of existing modelling tools and will address several questions, for example: How can modelling tools be used for economic diversification and impact assessment on the workforce? Regarding the effectiveness of the existing modelling tools, which modelling tools are most useful for different type of analysis? Which data sources are best for these analyses?



Break (12.40–13.00)

Session II


Needs and/or opportunities for modelling tools to assess the impacts of response measures, potential gaps that may exist and how to address them, sharing experiences

Moderated by Andrei Marcu and Natalie Kushko



This session aims to provide an opportunity to the Party delegates in order to present their experience with the modelling tools, views on matters related to needs and opportunities related to technical studies on the impacts of the implementation of response measures using modelling tools. A few speakers will be invited to kick off the discussion among the Parties and participants.



  • Speakers (tbc)

Lunch break (14.00–16.00)

Session III


Showcasing existing methodologies and case studies

Moderated by Scott McDonald



This session will focus on how modelling tools can be used to assess the impact of mitigation policies, challenges of the data availability and use of the national accounts data in modeling tools, how economic modelling tools can help to diversify economies and ensure that there is a just transition of the workforce including gender issues, challenges for cross border impact assessments, how modelling tools can address specific needs and challenges of geographic regions and sectors, etc.



  • ILO Framework for Modelling and Assessing the Impact of Response Measures – International Labor Organization (Massimiliano La Marca)
  • Modelling the transition towards green jobs and a low-carbon economy: the case of Mauritius (Riad Sultan)
  • Sector-specific case studies from developing countries using IMACLIM modelling tools– Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (Frédéric Ghersi)
  • Discussion

Break (17.20–17.40)



Moderated by Moustapha Kamal Gueye

  • Collaborative multi-objective decision-making and analysis to support Paris Agreement implementation – Center for Climate Strategies (Thomas Peterson)
  • Modelling economic cost of transition to 100 per cent renewable energy under the Paris Agreement – TERI University (Atul Kumar)
  • Discussion
Day 2 sessions

Session III cont..



Moderated by Atul Kumar

  • Supply, use and input-output tables: the Zambian case – Central Statistical Office (Litia Simbangala) and ILO (Marek Harsdorff)
  • Cross-border effects of climate change mitigation in a multi-regional input-output framework – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Kirsten S. Wiebe)
  • Assessment of carbon pricing policy and border carbon adjustment in Japan: implications for industrial competitiveness, carbon leakage and trade – Institute for Global Environmental Studies (Zhou Xin)
  • Discussion

Break (11.20–11.40)

Session III cont..



Moderated by Kirsten Wiebe

  • Case studies on the assessment of the impacts of response measures – International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (Wijnand Sarel P)
  • Managing the energy transition: evidence, opportunities and challenges – International Institute for Sustainable Development (Peter Wooder)
  • Case study on technology cooperation – Mega Zing Solutions (Pradeep Dadhich)
  • Discussion

Lunch break (13.00–15.00)

Session IV


Showcasing existing programmes on the use of modelling tools to assess the impacts of climate policies

Moderated by Andrei Marcu and Natalie Kushko



This session will present available opportunities which are related to the use of modelling tools for the assessment of the impacts of climate policies, discuss how the existing opportunities available under the intergovernmental process can be used to address the identified gaps, how the UNFCCC economic modelling portal can be updated to better address the current challenges, and the way forward



  • Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network – ILO (Moustapha Kamal Gueye)
  • Partnership for Action on Green Economy and the Integrated Green Economy Modelling framework – United Nations Environment Programme (Ronal Gainza)
  • Computable general equilibrium models: training opportunities and skill development – International Agricultural Trade and Development Group (Scott McDonald)
  • Discussion

Closing session


Closing remarks by the Chairs of the SBI and the SBSTA